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Large cohort study reveals genetic landscape causing interregional survival differences in glioblastoma

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Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

Researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine find that lymph nodes may be more useful than previously-used indicators for predicting recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers from Osaka University have found th...

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A Japan First! Osaka U Researcher to Receive Academic Prize at Cosmetic Victories 2019

Researcher in joint research group between Osaka University and Mandom Corporation wins prize at the world’s largest cosmetics cluster for proposing new concepts for next-generation antiperspirants

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A gut feeling: microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer

Researchers reveal specific changes in the gut microbiota at different stages of colorectal cancer that may lead to important detection methods or further understanding of colorectal cancer development

Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health ...

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Immunotherapy and Diabetes: A Game of Hide and Seek?

Researchers at Osaka University investigate a unique patient case to shed light on why some cancer patients taking immunotherapy end up with type 1 diabetes

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are emerging as an effective treatment for certain cancers, but in rare cases can cause autoimmune diseases. Resea...

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Stopping Parkinson’s disease before it starts

A research team led by Osaka University develops a novel gene therapy approach that blocks the accumulation of α-synuclein in the brain, preventing the development of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Characterized by accumulation of the prote...

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Novel and rapid device opens new doors for Parkinson’s disease diagnostics

Researchers develop an accurate, fully automated, rapid tool that uses ultrasonication to measure α-synuclein aggregates, potentially enabling early diagnosis and assessment of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease

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Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation

Osaka University researchers produced astatine (At-211) using a large accelerator, which enabled highly therapeutic alpha rays to be used in nuclear medicine treatment to suppress refractory thyroid cancer

Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. An Osaka Universi...

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Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning

Analyzing brain waveforms using neuroimaging big data helps improve diagnosis accuracy


Tiny DNA Reader to Advance Development of Anticancer Drugs

Researchers from Osaka University use tiny probes and an electrical current to locate anticancer drug molecules incorporated into single strands of DNA

Researchers at Osaka University have developed a novel method to determine exactly where anticancer drug molecules are incorporated into microscopic s...


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